Found this forum yesterday while trying to clear the swamp. Like others, I left the pool store frustrated - now I am trying to begin BBB. Water is dark green. Pool surface is in bad condition but it won't be resurfaced until at least next year.
Pool had been dirty through winter with all sediment on bottom. Began vaccuming and running the robotic which clouded the water. Thought I was on track, then came the green bloom. Began using liquid bleach after reading here but Copper was added a week back. TA had been normally 110 and pH was fairly steady at 7.6-7.7 for several weeks and FC was believed to be 2-3. Weather was cold so no activity was noticed.
The only numbers I have today are:
These numbers are from an Aquacheck meter and fresh test strips. I have a Taylor DPD Test Kit but all the test supplies are from last year. Are they even worth using?
Pool was completely drained last year for yard/retaining wall construction and as best I recall I had brought the CYA up to about 40 and the CH to around 150. Had been using stabilized 3" tablets and powdered shock (dichlor?) prior to adding Copper Algaecide last week. Local store won't test water stating with FC as high as it is, readings will be invalid.
Since the pool has Copper recently added, what should I do different than the instructions for Green Algae? Considering draining, pressure washing and refilling since it may be easier? Please Help